Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Silence of the Lambs

A local shepherd sells his goats and sheep in preparation for the ritual slaughter of Eid al Adha. A goat will set you back US$95 and a ram $240.


San Diego Farmgirl December 10, 2008 at 8:23 AM  

If it's a ritual slaughter, are those amounts tithing, or do you get the meat? How much meat would a goat or ram yield?

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph December 10, 2008 at 11:28 AM  

No, you get to keep the meat. Not sure how much meat a goat or ram gives but often families will keep a third for themselves, give a third to friends and the other third to charity. If you have the money you can buy a cow or even a camel.

Until this year people used to sacrifice the animals in the street but now you have to take your animal to the abattoir where it will be killed in accordance to the Muslim tradition of a single cut to the throat.

Rose December 10, 2008 at 6:48 PM  

That is a very interesting post... I just love it!

San Diego Farmgirl December 11, 2008 at 1:17 AM  

It's so odd, seeing the animals in that modern parking lot. What a stark contrast between traditional and modern!

Anonymous December 12, 2008 at 5:50 PM  

Well i guess there are planning who goes first ...........?

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